Man held over OAP mur­der and stab­bing of nine-year-old

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PO­LICE have ar­rested a 26-year-old man on sus­pi­cion of mur­der af­ter a pen­sioner’s body was dis­cov­ered.

Cops say the sus­pect is also un­der ar­rest in con­nec­tion with an in­ci­dent in Ship­ley, West Yorks, when a nine-year-old boy was stabbed in his chest.

The body of the 84-year-old woman, named by po­lice as Louisa Denby, was found by of­fi­cers at around 11.59pm on Mon­day with “nu­mer­ous stab wounds”.

The sus­pect, who was spot­ted by a mem­ber of the pub­lic, was ar­rested around 4.10am yes­ter­day in Idle, West Yorks.

He re­mains in cus­tody on sus­pi­cion of mur­der and at­tempted mur­der.

A po­lice state­ment said: “Of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered the woman’s body in an up­stairs bed­room. The de­ceased had suf­fered nu­mer­ous stab wounds.”

The state­ment added: “The in­jured nine-year-old boy re­mains in a sta­ble con­di­tion in Leeds Gen­eral In­fir­mary where he is ex­pected to un­dergo surgery.

“A fur­ther 26-yearold man has also been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the mur­der and three other lo­cal men aged 18, 24 and 29 also re­main in po­lice cus­tody.”

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